Representatives of the private rented sector have met Keith Hill, the minister of housing and planning. David Salusbury, chairman of the National Landlords Association and vice-chairman of the National Federation of Residential Landlords, and Richard Price, chief executive of the NFRL, had a wide-ranging discussion with the minister and his officials.
While the meeting took place during the passage of the Housing Bill through Parliament the Bill itself did not dominate the discussions.
Salusbury says: “We see this meeting as a vital part of our continuing dialogue with the government over a number of issues that affect our sector. The Housing Bill was mentioned and we expressed our keenness to be fully involved in the discussions concerned with the secondary legislation that will flow from the Bill.
“However, there were other areas to explore with the government, not least the increasingly professional approach we are trying to develop amongst our membership. This was a very good meeting and we feel we got a positive response from the minister on a number of the issues we raised.”